Carrot Cake Recipe


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups grated carrots (about 6-7 medium carrots)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • For the cream cheese frosting:
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


1 – Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.

2 – In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

3 – In a separate large bowl, mix together the grated carrots, vegetable oil, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract until well combined.

4 – Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in the chopped nuts (if using).

5 – Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

6 – While the cake is baking, make the cream cheese frosting. In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, beating until the frosting is smooth and creamy.

7 – Once the cake has cooled completely, spread the frosting evenly over the top of the cake.
Slice and serve, and enjoy your delicious homemade carrot cake!

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